Thursday, December 31, 2015


2016 is upon us.

And, your best running days lie ahead.


Yes, we will become another year older. There may be times of setbacks. Our races may not always turn out the way we had hoped. There will be days when the weather will slap us in the face and it will be difficult to get out the door.

But...You WILL get out there. Because you can.

For nearly four months I was sidelined with a torn meniscus, which resulted in arthroscopic surgery.

It was hell!

Getting back out there proved to me how much I love to run.

Your best running days lie ahead whenever you can run on your favorite route, whether it be street, trail, mountain or beach.

Your best running days lie ahead when you stare Mother Nature in the eye and you win.

Your best running days lie ahead when you can run with friends, laughing, joking, and exchanging training tips.

Your best running days lie ahead when you are out there doing what 90% of the population can't do.

Your best running days lie ahead, and they begin anew tomorrow, in the new year of 2016.

Have a great 2016.

I'll be here to offer my advice, rants, guidance, and, sometimes humor.

Finally, here's an Irish blessing for the New Year.

"May those who love us, love us; and for those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if

he doesn't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles, so that we may know them by their limping."

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